23 June 2020

Bobby Brown Spotlight

Manager Spotlight offers a small insight into the heads of incredible managers. This week in the spotlight is Accelerator Manager Bobby Brown!
How long have you worked in Management? 

I’ve worked in management since 2012, winging it initially, but quickly realising this was what I wanted to do with my life.

Who do you manage now?

I currently manage Hip-hop duo Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn, as well as singer Karl Benjamin.

Where did you find your first client and what inspired you to take them on?

I grew up in Brighton, I used to run events and had a YouTube channel back in the day where I’d film all the local talent. I had worked the most talented artists in the area and when any of the Artists started getting traction they would ask me for help. It just went from there really.. eventually I helped negotiate deals, tours, worked on projects and took on the role as a manager more formally.

What’s a good/bad day at work look like for you? 

A good day is a show day or a studio day. A bad day is when you don’t meditate.

What has been the highlight of your management career to date?

Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn’s Breathing Exercises album and campaign just gone. Despite it being released just weeks before the global lockdown kicked in (Feb 28th), I’m really proud of how we serviced this record and all the work the boys put into pulling it together. It showed me the true potential of an independent operation nowadays

What do you think are the big challenges for a manager in 2020?

Navigating the global pandemic and keeping your Artists sane and inspired to create.

What music are you currently listening to?

There’s loads of great new artists I’m listening to at the moment..

Mustafa – Stay Alive

Kamal. – Blue

Jac Ross – Saved

Pip Millett – Heavenly Mother

Greentea Peng – Ghost Town

Tora – Call your Name

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